NY Loc. 3 - Gardiners Island (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Suffolk County, New York (41.1° N, 72.1° W: paleocoordinates 41.1° N, 72.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: no stratigraphic data reported in text, Gardiners Clay and Jacob Sand according to Richards (1962). Jacobs Sand (Sangamon-Wisconsin) overlies the Gardiners Clay (Sangamon). AGE: Sangamon (MacClintock and Richards 1962), Pleistocene (Richards 1962).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified claystone and sandstone

• DEPTH: no specific data, apparently, shallow shelfal fauna. SALINITY: no specific data, apparently normal marine. THERMAL TOLERANCES: no specific data, apparently temperate fauna. PALEOBIOGEOGRAPHY: no specific data, apparently normal northern coastal plain assemblage.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: no lithologic data reported in Clark (1906), claystone and sand according to Richards (1962). LITHIFICATION: Assumed to be unlithified based on age and figured specimens in Richards (1962).

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

• SOURCE: List compiled from earlier lists based on earlier collections. COLLECTOR: Packard (1865), Verrill (1875), Fuller (1914), MacClintock andf Richards (1936). REPOSITORIES: Collections held in various museums, possibly including the Academy of Natural Sciences, USNM, MCZ (Cambridge), and AMNH.

Primary reference: W.B. Clark. 1906. Pliocene and Pleistocene. Maryland Geological Survey [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 61270: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 04.06.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda and bivalvia. NOMENCLATURE: antitquated, but all assigned species-level designations.
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Anadara ovalis" = Lunarca ovalis, "Anadara transversa" = Anadara (Larkinia) transversa
"Anadara ovalis" = Lunarca ovalis Bruguiere 1789 ark
"Anadara transversa" = Anadara (Larkinia) transversa Say 1822 ark
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys islandicus" = Chlamys (Chlamys) islandica Müller 1776 scallop
Placopecten magellanicus Gmelin 1791 scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia simplex d'Orbigny 1845 jingle
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Crassostrea virginica Gmelin 1791 oyster
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte elliptica Brown 1827 clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia borealis" = Cyclocardia borealis
"Venericardia borealis" = Cyclocardia borealis Conrad 1831 clam
 Pholadida - Myidae
"Mya arenaria" = Mya (Arenomya) arenaria
"Mya arenaria" = Mya (Arenomya) arenaria Linnaeus 1758 softshell clam
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
"Arctica islandicus" = Arctica islandica
"Arctica islandicus" = Arctica islandica Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Mulinia lateralis Say 1822 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Mercenaria mercenaria Linnaeus 1758 quahog
 Thraciida - Thraciidae
"Thracia conradi" = Thracia (Homoeodesma) conradi
"Thracia conradi" = Thracia (Homoeodesma) conradi Couthouy 1839 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nucula proxima" = Nucula (Nucula) proxima
"Nucula proxima" = Nucula (Nucula) proxima Say 1820 Atlantic Nut Clam
 Cephalaspidea - Cylichnidae
"Retusa canaliculata" = Acteocina canaliculata
"Retusa canaliculata" = Acteocina canaliculata Say 1826 barrel-bubble
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
"Columbella (Astyris) lunata" = Astyris lunata
"Columbella (Astyris) lunata" = Astyris lunata Say 1826 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Neptunea decemcostata" = Neptunea lyrata decemcostata, Neptunea stonei
"Neptunea decemcostata" = Neptunea lyrata decemcostata Say 1826 true whelk
Neptunea stonei Pilsbry 1893 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
"Nassarius vibex" = Nassarius (Nassarius) vibex, Ilyanassa obsoleta, "Nassarius trivittatus" = Ilyanassa trivittata
"Nassarius vibex" = Nassarius (Nassarius) vibex Say 1822 snail
Ilyanassa obsoleta Say 1822 snail
"Nassarius trivittatus" = Ilyanassa trivittata Say 1822 snail
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
"Busycon canaliculatum" = Busycotypus canaliculatus
"Busycon canaliculatum" = Busycotypus canaliculatus Linnaeus 1758 whelk
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Urosalpinx cinereus" = Urosalpinx cinerea, "Thais lapillus" = Nucella lapillus
"Urosalpinx cinereus" = Urosalpinx cinerea Say 1822 murex snail
"Thais lapillus" = Nucella lapillus Linnaeus 1758 murex snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Polinices heros" = Euspira heros, "Polinices duplicatus" = Neverita duplicatus
"Polinices heros" = Euspira heros Say 1822 moon snail
"Polinices duplicatus" = Neverita duplicatus Say 1822 moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula plana Say 1822 slipper shell
Crepidula fornicata Linnaeus 1758 slipper shell
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
"Turbonilla (Pyrgiscus) interrupta" = Turbonilla interrupta
"Turbonilla (Pyrgiscus) interrupta" = Turbonilla interrupta Totten 1835 snail